CUPA-HR Advocacy Positions

CUPA-HR Letters, Briefs and Testimony

We frequently collaborate with other higher ed and HR associations to “weigh in” on important issues. We’re also invited from time to time to testify on the Hill and meet with various federal agencies on workforce-related legislation. Below are the letters and briefs to regulatory agencies, Congress and the courts that CUPA-HR has submitted on its own or has participated in developing with other organizations, as well as information related to our meetings and testimony in D.C.

CUPA-HR's Public Policy Statement provides a framework for CUPA-HR’s public policy advocacy efforts.

2018

Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Joint Letter to Treasury Expressing Concern About Enforcement of the Employer Mandate (May 30, 2018)

DACA
Joint Letter Applauding Support of House Resolution 774  (May 24, 2018)

Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI)
Comments to IRS and Treasury Department Requesting to Delay Implementation of the New UBTI Provisions (May 21, 2018) 

Nonimmigrant Visas
Comments to State Department on Proposed Changes to the Application for Nonimmigrant Visas (May 14, 2018)

Reporting Harassment and Sexual Assault
Comments on Reporting Requirements for Findings of Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault (May 4, 2018)

Travel Ban
Amicus Brief in Trump v. State of Hawaii (May 4, 2018)

DACA
Letter to DHS on Timely DACA Processing (April 13, 2018)

403(b) Plans
Amicus Brief in Jennifer Sweda et al v. The University of Pennsylvania et al  (April 12, 2018) 

Health Savings Accounts 
Letter of Thanks to House for Introduction of Bill Aimed at Improving HSAs (March 1, 2018)
Letter to Senate in Support of Improving HSAs (March 1, 2018)

DACA
Letter to Senate in Support of Bipartisan DACA Legislation (February 15, 2018) 
Letter to Congress in Support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (February 5, 2018)

2017

ACA Cadillac Tax
Letter to Congress Requesting Relief From the Cadillac Tax (December 12, 2017)

Paid Leave and Flex Work 
Letter to Rep. Walters in Support of H.R. 4219 - Workflex in the 21st Century Act (December 6, 2017)

Tax Reform
Letter to Senate and House Conference Committee Concerning Tax Reform Provisions (December 8, 2017)
Letter to Tax Conferees Urging Preservation of Employer-Provided Education Assistance (December 5, 2017)

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Letter to House Ways and Means Committee Recommending Policy Changes (November 20, 2017)
Letter to Senate Finance Committee Recommending Policy Changes (November 20, 2017)

Tax Reform
Letter to House Ways and Means Committee Urging Preservation of Employer Provided Education Assistance (November 14, 2017)
Letter to Senate Finance Committee Expressing Concerns About Tax Reform Legislation (November 14, 2017)
Letter to House Ways and Means Committee Expressing Concerns About Tax Reform Legislation (November 6, 2017)
Letter to House Ways and Means Committee Asking It to Reconsider the Elimination of Employer-Provided Education Assistance in Tax Reform Bill (November 3, 2017)

NLRA
CUPA-HR Signs on to Amicus Brief in USC v. NLRB (in Favor of Faculty as Managerial Employees) (October 31, 2017)

Employer-Provided Education Assistance
Letter to House of Representatives in Support of Increasing Employer-Provided Education Assistance Limit (October 27, 2017)
Letter to Senate in Support of Increasing Employer-Provided Education Assistance Limit (October 27, 2017)

Blacklisting Regulations
Letter to National Defense Authorization Conference Committee Urging It to Reject Blacklisting Legislation (October 10, 2017)

FLSA Overtime
CUPA-HR Submits Comments on DOL's Request for Information on the Overtime Rule (September 25, 2017)
Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity Coalition Submits Comments on Overtime Rule (September 25, 2017)

ACA Cadillac Tax
Letter to Senators Urging Repeal of Cadillac Tax Provision (September 22, 2017)

Trump Travel Ban
Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court (September 18, 2017)

DACA
Letter to Members of Congress in Support of DACA (September 12, 2017)

Employer-Provided Education Assistance
Letter in Support of the Employer Participation in Student Loan Assistance Act (September 11, 2017)

DACA
Letter to President Trump in Support of DACA (August 28, 2017)

Dream Act
Letter to Congress in Support of the Dream Act (July 25, 2017)

Tax Reform and Higher Ed
Higher Ed Community Letter to Senate Finance Committee (July 17, 2017)
Section 127 Coalition Letter to Senate Finance Committee (July 14, 2017)

FLSA Comp Time
Letter to House Subcommittee Supporting the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (April 5, 2017)

H-1B Premium Processing
Letter to USCIS Opposing Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions (March 22, 2017)

Harassment Enforcement Guidance
Comments on EEOC's Harassment Enforcement Guidance (March 21, 2017)

Employer Participation in Student Loan Assistance Act of 2017
Letter in Support of Expansion of Section 127 of Internal Revenue Code to Include Loan Repayment Assistance (March 2, 2017)

FLSA Overtime
CUPA-HR CEO Andy Brantley's Testimony Before House Subcommittee (February 16, 2017)

Affordable Care Act
Letter to White House National Economic Council and Domestic Policy Council Urging Repeal of the Cadillac Tax (February 13, 2017)

Employer-Provided Education Assistance
Letter to House Ways and Means Committee in Support of Strengthening Employer-Provided Education Assistance in Upcoming Tax Package (February 7, 2017)
Letter to Senate Finance Committee in Support of Strengthening Employer-Provided Education Assistance in Upcoming Tax Package (February 7, 2017)

Blacklisting Regulations
Letter to Senate Supporting Invalidation of the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council Regulations Implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (February 2, 2017)
Letter to House Supporting Invalidation of the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council Regulations Implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (February 2, 2017)

Visa Freeze
Letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelley (January 31, 2017)